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TUMC Worship Info for 5.1.22


To find out about our covid protocols you can click here:

9 a.m. Sunday. School for All Ages Adult Zoom Option Available

10 a.m. Worship online on our Facebook Page and Youtube Channel

To Connect Online

For those with Facebook accounts:

Some of you are having difficulties in finding our videos of worship on Sunday mornings on Facebook. Here are a couple of tips. When you see a “get reminder” button on the video announcement. Click on that. Then whenever we go live, the reminder will pop up in your notifications and you can simply click on the notification to go straight to the video. OR….

The live video will be at the top.

REMEMBER: Our worship is also live on YouTube at the time and can be found at:

If you have questions please direct them to Pastor Matt at


Welcome to Worship for 5.3.22

The Liturgical Sunday is 3rd Sunday after Easter Our Liturgical Color: White

Thank You for Joining Us Today

We Center Ourselves in Worship


Welcome to Tahlequah United Methodist Church

· Welcome to Tahlequah United Methodist Church we strive to be a Church of Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors as we make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of ourselves and the world.

· If you are joining us in person, we ask that you register your attendance in the binders at the ends of the pews. If you are new, you can tear out the New to TUMC tab in this bulletin and leave it at the welcome desk in the entry way so that we can get to know you.

· For our online worshipers let us know in the comments section that you have joined us in worship.

· For prayer request you can fill out the yellow card in the pews and bring it up to the front to the prayer basket during the first hymn.

· To submit a prayer request online you can go to our website

· (+) means stand when able

· Thank you for joining us in worship today!

+Hymn Cornerstone Words on the Screen

The Gospel Reading: John 21:1-19 Liturgist

Response to the Reading Liturgist

Liturgist: The Gospel of the Lord. All: Thanks be to God!

+Hymn of Centering Jesu, Jesu vs. 1&2 UMH 432

We Center Ourselves in Prayer

Children’s Moment Pastor Matt Franks

Children of God come forward to have a time with Pastor Matt as he shares a special message and blessing.

The Lord’s Prayer Rev. Matt Franks with the Children

ALL: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

+Hymn of CenteringJesu, Jesu vs. 4&5. UMH 432

Today we pray for…. Rev. Matt Franks

For prayer request you can fill out the yellow card in the pews and bring it up to the front to the prayer basket during the first hymn. To submit a prayer request online you can go to our website

After each prayer request read: Pastor: Lord in your mercy, All: Hear our Prayer

We Lift up: The United Methodist Church, Our Bishop Jimmy Nunn, and Our District Superintendent: Rev. Terry Koehn, Our Pastors Matt Franks and Shana Dry, The NSU Wesley Foundation, Our Little Sprouts Preschool, All of our Local Schools, All of our Health Care Workers, Our Teachers, Support Staffs, and School Administration, All our Assisted Living Church Members. All of our Government leaders, local, state and national. All struggling with Pandemic.

Our Church Family: Barbara Chambers, Maddie Cochran, Ellen Mathews, Monika Mann, John & Debbie Jensen, Cleo Hixon, Steve & Cindy Ullom, Pat and Vera Freeman, George Foster, Mary Geasland, The Junes,

Our Military: Robert Isaacson

Pastoral Prayer Rev. Matt Franks

Prayer of Confession, Assurance and Pardon UMH 890 Liturgist

Make Our Offering Together

Mission Moment

Thank you for your new or continued generosity towards God’s mission at Tahlequah UMC. When you give to Tahlequah UMC you are investing in making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. TUMC has a global reach by helping various ministries locally and globally.

Giving Options at TUMC

• In-person offerings may be dropped in the offering box in the Sanctuary at the entry/exit on Sundays.

• Offerings can also be mailed or dropped off at the church office 300 W. Delaware, Tahlequah Ok 74464

• Online Giving at

• Through your Bank or Credit Union via Auto Check

Offertory Prayer Liturgist

All: Redeeming God, we live in a world that is far too ready to say that you can’t be found, ready to choose punishment over mercy, judgment over compassion. Our world is too eager to put energy into exclusion rather than working to be inclusive of all your children. We confess to you that, like Saul, we have been blind, even in our sightedness, to what you are doing in the world. We need our eyes to be truly opened, Lord, to who you really are. Let our blindness fall away and let us see the good that we can do—through our prayers, presence, gifts, service and our witness—to help usher in your kingdom here and now. May the gifts we give this morning be just the beginning of our availability to be your tools for bringing about the world you desire. We pray it in the name of the risen Christ. Amen.

Hymn: Are Ye Able. UMH 530

We Hear The Word Proclaimed

Scripture Reading: Revelation 21:1-5 Liturgist

Scripture Reading Response Liturgist

Liturgist: The Scriptures of Faith for the people of faith.

All Thanks be to God, Amen.

Sermon Series Surprised By Hope

Based off the Study Series Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, The Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church.

You can buy a copy of the Study here:

Sermon Title: Hope For The World

Given by Rev. Matt Franks Lead Pastor Tahlequah UMC

We Respond To The Word

+Hymn O God, Our Help In Ages Past Vs.1,3,6 UMH 117

During this hymn if you want to come forward and spend some time at the kneeling rails to pray you are more than welcome to do so. If you need the Pastors to pray with you, please let them know. If you want to join our Church family today, please come forward and let us know so we can receive you into membership.

A Service of Holy Communion

The Great Thanksgiving

Join us on Page 9 of the UMH or the responses will be on the screen

When the Pastor makes the invitation to come and receive, you may come down with your row at the guidance of the ushers. We also offer a gluten free and wheat free option on the left side of the stage.

During Communion, we will be singing the following Hymn

Table of Plenty W&S 3173

Prayer after Receiving: All: Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery in which you have given yourself to us. Grant that we may go into the world in the strength of your Spirit, to give ourselves for others, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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Benediction Rev. Matt Franks

Pastor: Let us go forth into the world as people of the resurrection, people who can look evil in the eye and see beyond it to the sure and certain day when God shall turn all our mourning into dancing. Let us go forth in the power of the Holy Spirit and practice resurrection. Let God’s people say,

All: “AMEN!”

Karen Pidcock-Lester, in The Abingdon Women’s Preaching Annual, Series 2, Year A, compiled and edited by Lenora Tubbs Tisdale, (Abingdon, 2000), 114.


God Be With You Until We Meet Again

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UMH= United Methodist Hymnal 1987 (The Red Book)

FWS= The Faith We Sing (The Black Hymn Book)

W&S = Worship and Song (The Green Book)

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Church Calendar for the Week

Office Hours 9- 12 p.m. & 1-3:00 p.m.


Sunday, May 1st

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

9 a.m. Photo Directory Booth

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

4 p.m. Youth Group (AB Youth room)

5 p.m. Personal Team Meeting (Room 300)

Monday, May 2nd

Tuesday, May 3rd

6:30 a.m. Men’s bible study at McDonalds

12 p.m. Noon Day Zoom Prayer Time

1 p.m. Care Team (Room 305)

4 p.m. SEW Blessed Quilters (Room 309)

6 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous (Room 303)

Wednesday, May 4th

4:30 Bell Choir (Parlor)

7 p.m. Adult Choir (Sanctuary)

Thursday, May 5th

9:30 a.m. Little Sprouts Chapel (Sanctuary)

10 a.m. FMS Setup (AB Gym)

5 p.m. Feed My Sheep Meal (AB Gym)

5:30 Girl Scout Troop 1226 (Parlor)

Friday, May 6th

Saturday, 7th

12 p.m. Society for Creative Anachronism (AB gym)

Sunday, May 8th

Happy Mother’s Day!

8:30 a.m. TUMC Worship Walkthrough

9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

9 a.m. Photo Directory Booth

10 a.m. Celebration Worship in Sanctuary

4 p.m. Youth Group (AB Youth room)

New Photo Directory

Starting March 20th –May 3rd

We will have pictures taken in the Atrium for a New Photo Directory.

This will be an in-house project. The Cost will be $10.00 to help cover the cost of printing the directory and other costs. You will be emailed a digital copy of your family picture for you to print at Walgreens or anywhere else you can print photos. Email Sara for more info at

NSU Wesley Finals Week

I just can’t believe it’s that time of year again. Finals week is just around the corner. It is the week of May 2nd thru May 6th. We are so blessed to have the opportunity to continue our tradition of serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner to those students who are in need of a good meal or a snack before or after they take their finals. So many college students by this time of year have run out of their cafeteria points and will be needing to stay to take finals. This is where I believe we are called to step in and serve.

We need your help! If you are available to provide any snacks, fruit, sandwich items, fresh vegetables, cheeses, or breakfast items during this week, we would be so grateful.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, this time of the semester! Being able to help out the college students at such a stressful time in their lives. We thank you for your continued prayers, gifts, and support for our Wesley students and helping us show God’s love by serving others.

God Loves You and so do I!

Peace & Love,

Pastor Shana

Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity

Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity is currently building Habitat House #31 on Keetoowah between Choctaw and the 51 Bypass. Both skilled and unskilled volunteers are needed to help paint the exterior and do finish work inside. Interested people can go to the website and sign up to volunteer or call Linda Cheatham, Director at 918-931-7828.

Celebrating 30 years of House Building!

Linda Cheatham, Director

Office: 918-453-1332

ReStore: 918-453-2720

Rack: 918-453-0466

A big thank you from Kelsey, Brandon, and new baby Tobias for showing support through a baby shower and prayer during Tobias' recent hospitalization.


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